The five man project Azure Mortal of Belgian Dirk Swartenbroekx (Buscemi, Squadra Bossa, Radical Slave) is producing avant-garde electronic audio-experiments and writing low frequency music for live performance, art installations, expos, films and choreography. Dark ambient is maybe a good description for the Azure Mortal sound. Nurse With Wound, Throbbing Gristle, Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich and Five or Six are a huge inspiration.
The first Azure Mortal EP is released in march 2014 on the label Radical Slave/Prova. The mini-album is titled ‘The End of Society’ and was made as a soundtrack for the art installations of Artist Rudi Eurlings.
In may 2014, A new Azure Mortal vinyl single was released on Record Store Day 2014 by Wally’s Groove World Record shop in Antwerp. ’3 piano piece’ is a minimalistic, repetitive composition which will be later used by artdance-group Lune. The track was also compiled by Gonzo Circus Magazine. B-side is an edit of this old recording Dirk made in 1991 under the flag of TTF. ‘The Conversation’ is the perfect mix of intriguing early keyboards sounds and a dramatic dialogue tru phone between Humprey Bogaert and Lauren Bacall. A second EP, Deadweight, was released on Radical Slave/Prova in 2015.
Live Azure Mortal will add new daring colours to their sound thanks to a liveband consisting of the finest musicians in the jazz, rock and improscene:
-Rodrigo Fuentealba Palavacino (Guitar): Manngold, Manngold De Cobre, Fifty Foot Combo, Gabriel Rios, Novastar, Kris Dane, Daan, Arsenal, Mauro Pawlowski,…
-Mattias De Craene (Saxophone): Nordmann, Flat Earth Society, Manngold De Cobre
-Elias Devoldere (Drums): Nordmann, Hypochristmutreefuzz, Maya’s Moving Castle
-Ernst Löw (spoken word)